Accuracy in Media

The use of Executive Orders (EO) goes back to the first President, George Washington. Every chief executive has issued them since then. Some have been historic, but the latest Executive Orders of President Obama are downright scary.

The Executive Order signed on June 25 is titled “Russian Highly Enriched Uranium” and offers as its justification the fact that “the accumulation of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of the Russian Federal continues to constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat.”

A national emergency? Over Russian nuclear material?

Are we still in the Cold War?

Are we facing another Cuban Missile Crisis?

Are the Russians getting ready to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S.?

Are the Russians provocateurs? Yes, but what else is new?

The justification for this Executive Order is absurd.

The world is filled with nuclear weapons held by both our allies and our presumed enemies.

Having proclaimed a national emergency, why hasn’t Obama gone on television to inform Americans? Because, like everything else he does, it is done with stealth.

A previous Executive Order issued on March 16th evoked an even stronger response from those paying attention to what the President is doing. On March 22nd, Jeffrey T. Kuhner, a columnist for The Washington Times, wrote:

“President Obama has given himself the powers to declare martial law-especially in the event of a war with Iran. It is a sweeping power grab that should worry every American.”

“On March 16th, the White House released an executive order, ‘National Defense Resources Preparedness.’ The document is stunning in its audacity and a flagrant violation of the Constitution. It states that, in the case of a war or national emergency, the federal government has the authority to take over almost every aspect of American society. ”

“Food, livestock, farming equipment, manufacturing, industry, energy, transportation, hospitals, health care facilities, water resources, defense and construction-all of it could fall under the full control of Mr. Obama.”

“He now possesses the potential powers of a dictator. The order is a direct assault on individual liberties, private property rights and the rule of law. It is blatantly unconstitutional.”

Bear in mind that Article I, Section 1, of the Constitution states that “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

“Specifically, the imposition of martial law by the national government over a state and its people, treating them as an occupied nation, is an act of war. Such an attempted suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights voids the compact with the state and with the people.” – Oathkeepers.org.

There has not been a peep out of Congress.

In the last decade the U.S. went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq without a “national emergency” being declared. Whether or not the U.S. goes to war with Iran, Obama has granted to himself sweeping powers consistent with a dictator, not a Chief Executive. The Middle East rumor mill suggests that either he and/or Israel might do that in October.

Recall that the financial crisis of 2008 occurred conveniently before the election that put him in the Oval Office.

In point of fact, Executive Orders do not require Congressional approval to take effect, but they carry the same legal weight as laws passed by Congress. The authority for Executive Orders is found in Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution which grants the President “executive power.” The orders, however, are understood to give direction and guidance to the Executive Branch agencies and departments.

The latest Executive Orders are not “a conspiracy theory.” They are the law of the land.

In the case of the National Defense Resources Preparedness Executive Order, it puts the Executive Branch in total control of everything and everyone in the nation. This includes the power to arrest and detain anyone deemed a threat to the nation.

A study, “Profiles of Perpetrators of Terrorism”, commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security identified the following characteristics of potential “terrorists.”

# Americans who believe their “way of life” is under attack;

# Americans who are “fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”;

# People who consider themselves “anti-global” (presumably those who are wary of the loss of American sovereignty, opposed to the United Nations, etc.);

# Americans who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority”;

# Americans who are “reverent of individual liberty”;

# People who “believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”

This is a President who called for a “Civilian National Security Force” on July 2, 2008, one that would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the U.S. military.”

Obama is putting in force everything a tyranny requires to replace the Republic.

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Comments

  • miabia

    “Food, livestock, farming equipment, manufacturing, industry, energy, transportation, hospitals, health care facilities, water resources, defense and construction-all of it could fall under the full control of Mr. Obama.”
    I have a German friend who remembers, thats exactly what Hitler did.
    They are using the same tactics, be prepared for Oct. 2012. Right before the election,  he will declare a national emergency and postpone the elections.

  • It is  said that Executive Orders  are in force  since the days of George Washington, the first president of  US implying it is in  practice. Then if this is unconstitutional why not the  constitutional body that has powers oppose?

  • Alan202

    Re the foregoing and other aspects of the Obama administration, one wonders as to the following.

    Re those “sweet, young things”, the ones whose votes certainly helped put Obama into office, one wonders as to how they think of “trheir guy” now?

  • R D

    Remember the multi-million patriot Tea Party of 9/12?  The White House will have to be physically surrounded and ZeroKing confronted and arrested.  Millions will have to flood the zone.  Like it or not, ZeroKing will have to be forced to STAND DOWN!  The election will be conducted.  It will be a landslide against ZeroKing, who will be underi Marine military guard.  Somewhat similar to what happened in Honduras a while back.

  • NOBO2012

    Can see it now. Create a crisis, declare Martial Law, suspend the elections, Romney has wasted time and money, Obama declares himself dictator with one last and final Executive Order!

  • NOBO2012

    Sadly, the morons who put him in the White House still love, adore, and worship him. It’s disgusting and downright frightening, as the STUPIDS in this country will be responsible for the destruction of America by their cult leader BO.

  • Anne_PA

    Alan Caruba:   THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

    I’ve been posting exactly what you’ve written in your column for at least two months … Amazing how many people can’t (or refuse to) see the writing on the wall.

    Yet we still wonder how despots such as Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini gained power!!

  • Caruba is misleading about the DHS report on terrorists. It lists being part of a paramilitary or survivalist group long before it gets to anything about liberty. In other words, the traits listed above are not indicators of terrorism BY THEMSELVES — they are IN ADDITION TO paramilitary or survivalist traits. Caruba is lying by claiming otherwise.

    Funny how a guy who heads the “National Anxiety Center” loves to create anxiety.

  • venice

    Is there ANYONE more dictatorial or tyrannical than a fatcat Big Business CEO who’s annually being paid tens of millions of dollars in salary, bonus, stock options, benefits and executive perks???  And … isn’t the Republican Party that entity that has historically maintained the mantra … “DO AS I SAY … not as I do!” ???

    If you want to really understand what a despotic U.S. President is like … simply study Nixon’s presidency … while remembering his famous quote … “If the President does it, then it’s NOT illegal!”

    This article is pure GOP propaganda … filled with all the just-right hot-button words and phrases.

  • Ted

    Absolutely nutty!

  • Ted

    You shouldn’t wonder.  They ALL had the total control over and the full support of their respective military services.  (Plus … they were all excellent at propagandizing and hoodwinking their citizenry … much as the today’s GOP in this country is!)

  • Ted

    Didn’t “the STUPIDS” also elect George W. Bush … TWICE?  Granted, they had the help of corrupted public officials and massive vote fraud in Florida … plus the aid of the GOP-dominated and activist U.S. Supreme Court … but, hey, they elected their STUPID President twice!  There must be something to that “STUPID” thing you’re complaining about!! 

  • Ted

    George W. Bush issued MANY TIMES MORE executive orders than has Barack Obama … plus he engaged in MANY TIMES MORE recess appointments … and there’s probably been no more dictatorial, repressive and tyrannical person in high office in this country that Dick Cheney. 

  • Anne_PA

     Gee venice, a lot has slipped bright by you, hasn’t it?

  • Joseph English

     sucks to be you huh?

  • Joseph English

     Nothing in the DHS report states that joining a paramilitary group was IN ADDITION to anything. You dimmowits think you know it all. Sorry, ya don’t.

  • Joseph English

     I’m thinking it hasn’t “slipped” Anne, I’m thinking dimmocraps just have a limited brain capacity when it comes to reasoning and facts. I’ve NEVER met a dimmo that had an understanding of anything other than when is it time to eat (or sleep, or go to the bathroom etc etc). Lemmings are like that. They see, they mimic. ‘Tis a shame they fail in comprehension.

  • Joseph English

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  • Joseph English

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  • Ted

    Typical extremist GOPper response when the actual facts don’t align with the party’s propaganda and talking points!

    Chuckle, chuckle, chuckle!

  • The full description from the report, which Caruba merely cherry-picks from:

    “Extreme Right-Wing: groups that believe that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack and is either already lost or that the threat is imminent (for some the threat is from a specific ethnic, racial, or religious group), and believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”

    It clearly that a potential terrorist group must be paramilitary or survivalist and MAY ALSO be “reverent of individual liberty,” etc. The paramilitary/survivalist component is the key — not the liberty stuff. Caruba is lying by omission by failing to mention that.

  • $22639970

    And YOUR traitorous commie puke is SO much better…at least he sees to it that you get your welfare check on time.

  • $22639970

    The Mulatto Muslim Messiah certainly is that!

  • $22639970

    How many more…or you just talking out of your a$$?

  • R D

    Double standard!  Ted go off on his hero, George Goldfinger Soros, or your ZeroKing’s gangter pal, Tony Rezcko.  Or, consider your Ketchup Queen and her yachtsman Senator, Hero Kerry.  Nancy SeaQueen Pelosi’s untaxed hotels – –  on and on it goes.  The blatant, Marxist, urinal twisted thought process you embody at the center of your evil soul.  Take the recommendation of your own Death Panel for vile, useless twits like yourself.

  • Ted

    What an ***hole!

    People like you have (1.) ruined the Republican Party; and, (2.) ruined the governance of this country.

  • Ted

    And you clearly appear to be an anti-African-American, anti-Muslim racist of the worst kind … probably passing yourself off as a “compassionate Christian conservative” … while looking for a hate crime to commit!

    Your kind has given the Republican Party a very bad name … and … ultimately … the voters will hold the Party liable for mooks like you.

  • Ted

    That’s clever, Joe!

  • Ted

    You sound like a sheep in distress.  Try some bicarbonate of soda.

  • Ted

    Apparently, there’s no limit to rightwingnuttiness.

    Instead of struggling with those restraints … why don’t you calm down and do some introspective analysis of your own “twisted thought process” … and if you can figure it all out and get it all together … maybe they’ll ket you out for a day ot two around the holidays for a nice, calm, supervised visit to wherever you were hatched. (???)

  • $22639970

    I looked all over the media when your Democrats were describing Clarence Thomas as the “GOP’s house ni–er and your political cartoonist buddies were portraying Condi Rice as Aunt Jemima….funny I never heard any outrage, so go try to sell your feigned bruised sensitivities to someone who doesn’t recognize you for the partisan, race hustling, welfare cheating, Democrat pimp that you are.

  • frankmarshaldavis

    I read an artical written by Allen Keys where he says” we have a choice between Santan and Beelzebub” for president.  I totaly agree with him!  We have  a choice between evil and evil is that really a choice?

  • Fox is not news

     You have to take a
    look at the media environment most fox viewers live in. FOX is primary
    source of news, Conservative radio station that back fox’s spun news are
    the primary choice of listening in the adult community, Adults then
    past that spun information to their children; creating another
    generation of indoctrinated minions unable to think for themselves. The
    real problems is that fox was once a respectable source of media; then
    they were ‘bought’. Most viewers who have trusted the source, didn’t
    know when that transition was made. They have no idea that they are
    watching a spun news program now. smh. So to them, this must all be true. .Which
    is why you have people out there chanting for Citizens United (a bill
    that give congress the ability to sell the power of their seats for
    financial gain; leaving us at the mercy of corporate america.), Repeal
    Obamacare( which gives us the ability to reduce our monthly premiums and
    help the sick and dying and also puts us on equal footing with the rest
    of the civilized world), and screaming for jobs, yet support the GOP
    who filibusted the last job bill not 2 days ago; and also want Romney
    (whose main function as ceo at bain capital was to find weak companies
    borrow against them, then cash out, leaving them bankrupt. And if he
    wasn’t able to do that, then he would send it over seas on the guise of
    “free market trade”  which is just the kind way for corporations to say,
    “I rather pay some foreign nation worker $1.50 an hour than a American
    worker $9.00 per hr) for president. How do you vote against everything you stand for, then wonder why you didn’t get what you wanted?. Because you watch FOX NEWS, that’s why!. A
    news sources isn’t suppose to back a candidate, and call itself fair
    and balanced. Its suppose to make public all the good and bad that a
    candidate does. Basically tell the truth, whether they like it or not.

  • Fox is not news

     You have to take a
    look at the media environment most fox viewers live in. FOX is primary
    source of news, Conservative radio station that back fox’s spun news are
    the primary choice of listening in the adult community, Adults then
    past that spun information to their children; creating another
    generation of indoctrinated minions unable to think for themselves. The
    real problems is that fox was once a respectable source of media; then
    they were ‘bought’. Most viewers who have trusted the source, didn’t
    know when that transition was made. They have no idea that they are
    watching a spun news program now. smh. So to them, this must all be true. .Which
    is why you have people out there chanting for Citizens United (a bill
    that give congress the ability to sell the power of their seats for
    financial gain; leaving us at the mercy of corporate america.), Repeal
    Obamacare( which gives us the ability to reduce our monthly premiums and
    help the sick and dying and also puts us on equal footing with the rest
    of the civilized world), and screaming for jobs, yet support the GOP
    who filibusted the last job bill not 2 days ago; and also want Romney
    (whose main function as ceo at bain capital was to find weak companies
    borrow against them, then cash out, leaving them bankrupt. And if he
    wasn’t able to do that, then he would send it over seas on the guise of
    “free market trade”  which is just the kind way for corporations to say,
    “I rather pay some foreign nation worker $1.50 an hour than a American
    worker $9.00 per hr) for president. How do you vote against everything you stand for, then wonder why you didn’t get what you wanted?. Because you watch FOX NEWS, that’s why!. A
    news sources isn’t suppose to back a candidate, and call itself fair
    and balanced. Its suppose to make public all the good and bad that a
    candidate does. Basically tell the truth, whether they like it or not.

  • Fox is not news

    Wake up JOE. 

  • Fox is not news

     Tell them to look up Romney and see where he was in 2001 and 02. Let them see for themselves that he isn’t the “Job creator” he is selling himself to be.

  • Fox is not news

     WOW. what a stretch of the imagination. No need to ask where you get your news from. Good grief; I never seen so many points that were in error in my life. How can you be wrong on EVERY POINT YOU MADE?… that takes skills!. SMH.

  • Fox is not news

     hahaha they feel the same way about you and your blind devotions to a man with no moral compass. You don’t really think that the GOP is looking out for you do you? Do you have a plane, over 10 cars, and a yacht? no,… then your not the demographic they are interested in. But they’ll take your vote anyway.  Spend some time and read something outside of your conservative bubble. Read something from AP news, the most trusted news source from around the WORLD. THINK FOR YOURSELF ALREADY.

  • Anne_PA

     You copied and pasted that whole inane diatribe, didn’t you?

    Who knows what the hell you’re yammering about, because it made no sense what-so-ever.

  • Fox is not news

     You don’t really think that the GOP is looking out for you do you? Do
    you have a plane, over 10 cars, and a yacht? no,… then your not the
    demographic they are interested in. But they’ll take your vote anyway. 
    Spend some time and read something outside of your conservative bubble.
    Read something from AP news, the most trusted news source from around
    the WORLD. THINK FOR YOURSELF ALREADY.

  • Fox is not news

     This is the GOP strategy,So don’t blame obama for anything.

  • Fox is not news

     Traitor? Communist? Stop watching fox, they have you sounding like fools. And if you made it up for yourself, then I suggest you pick a paper and read something.

  • Fox is not news

     Thats right ted Rebel against stupidity. I don’t care if you vote for Romney, You sound like you at least thought about it for yourself and came to a decision. Also its true, the Tea party RUINED the GOP. They have no MORALS whatsoever anymore

  • Joseph English

     As if the AP (A dministrations P ress) isn’t biased. Get a grip there commie, you’re the one that needs to start thinking. You see, I am not in the %1 of income but I am of the %99. I AM NOT JEALOUS of the rich. I am proud that I can support my family on my earnings. I am eligible for food stamps and I REFUSE to accept them. I do not feel obligated to or entitled to something that OTHER people must pay for in order to get those benefits. You are the one that needs to rise up and get an open mind. You seem to be like the rest of the lemming dimmocraps that think you know what’s best for everyone but yourself. 

  • Joseph English

    What a lemming you are. You’re the one drinking the commie cool aide. When I see your statement “Read something from AP news, the most trusted news source from around the WORLD.” I KNOW you are just a parrot. The AP aka Administrations Press is so far left of NATURAL/NORMAL as to be even more unbelievable than CNN. Take your blinders off and watch/read ANYTHING from a foreign news and see mostly TRUTH. Problem with lemmings and commies is that the truth is the farthest thing from ANYTHING a lemming/commie believes. Grow up, seek truth, IT WILL SET YOU FREE of your jealousies.

  • Joseph English

     and food stamps, and free money from unemployment for years instead of months, etc etc etc

  • Joseph English

     What a total IDIOT you are.

  • Fox is not news

     …

  • Fox is not news

     compare 4 urself

  • Fox is not news

     They are too indoctrinated to be reasons with here, we should try somewhere else.

  • Fox is not news

    Tell me why are you voting for Romney? What do you hope to gain?

  • Fox is not news

     Would you say fighting against the things you were for yesterday is stupid? Then ROMNEY is your guy.

  • Fox is not news

    @ horizonscanner This shouldn’t be the American flag you are looking to support. Think for yourself already.

  • Fox is not news

     Your the type of person that would pray for Affordable care act to be repealed like these fools.

  • Fox is not news

     Nope, there is no limit to stupid. clearly you can tell that by now.

  • Fox is not news

     I wrote that so called diatribe. But its too much for your mind to wrap around so I’m sending you something simpler. This is who your talk to… look at the pic

  • Fox is not news

     same to u.

  • Fox is not news

    Clearly you have some racist tendencies and there is hope for you. But before you decide to vote against someone just because he’s black, try and see what he is about first huh.

  • $22639970

    Well, dipstick, I don’t have TV, I just read your own party’s policy papers and I have an education.  You might want to try the same, since you believe that one small access network is so much more influential than the hordes at ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and Al Jazeera, all pimping for Goosesteppinfetchit and his red brigade regime.

  • $22639970

    Allow me to remind you, Fux, that the black racial worship of Goosesteppinfetchit originated with you guys who couldn’t stop harping on it.  I don’t vote against him because of his color, I read BOTH of his (ghostwritten) books and I know full well what this traitor is about, he told me himself.  You might actually want ot learn to read someday, too.All one needs to do is look at his racist administration and their racist policies and, unlike real bigots like you, I don’t give incompetent fools a pass just because of their skin color.  Carter, Clinton (both), and just about every other scumbag in the Democrat party is a POS, what makes you think Barry Hussein Obozo is any different? 

  • $22639970

    I’m not a Republican, pusnuts, and the country was just fine until 40 years of developmentally arrested Democrat socialists f—ed things up.

  • handgunnar

    Better than being a sheep , like you, who’s happy about being led to the slaughterhouse.

  • $22639970

    But Bush’s XOs weren’t anti-American, that’s Goosesteppinfetchit’s specialty and Cheney was VP. Even if your characterization of him was correct instead of merely delusional, he wasn’t in charge. Sort of like you Joe Biden, but with brains.

  • $22639970

    Explain how that strategy worked for the two years that Hussein and the Communi…I means Democrats had total control.  You might want to lay off the hash pipe.

  • $22639970

    Introducing Mr. Fox, inventor of the cut and paste someone else’s bumper sticker school of political discourse.  No wonder your a Dimocrat, you’re a plagiarist just like your V.P., Joe Biden.  Ever have an ORIGINAL thought??

  • Fox is not news

     All those people you named, never went as far as what KOCH and the current GOP are doing. Did you ever see any of those ppl try to make corporation have equal rights as a human being?, or pass a law that remove limits on political contributions?, or pass a law that keeps people who donate tens and hundreds of millions in funds anonymous, which further opens the gate for foriegn oil monies from desert sheiks and princes to influence American politics?, as if it wasn’t already corrupt by itself.

    Tell me did you ever see them use their wealth to create a relocation of minorities law in NC to effectively rename and start again segregation, like the KOCH bros did?. Did you ever SEE THAT???

    NO. so please come off your high horse. Clearly one party is more corrupt than the other.

  • Fox is not news

     That we would rather live with ignorant ppl like you instead of putting you in the ground says alot of our character. Clearly you are a full blown racist, that hides him/her self with the anonymity of the internet. You are coward w/ a gun. I am a MAN without it!.

  • handgunnar

    Being called a bigot and coward by someone who is clearly both is what I expect from slow wits like you.  And without a gun, you’re not a man, you’re a ward of the state, which is how you like it, I’m sure.

  • Fox is not news

     A true fool.

  • $22639970

    Yes you are, Fux.

  • handgunnar

    “….
    that hides him/her self with the anonymity of the internet.” 
    I’m certain that “Fox is not news” is your real name, too.